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Hi, I'm Brent and I am 30 years old and just purchased my first bike, a 2008 Ninja 250R. The thing terrifies me, but I adore it at the same time. My MSF course is in September, so I am taking it easy and getting the bike (and myself) sorted. I would like to ride with some seasoned riders, so I am curious what the hot rodes are in central Ohio.

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Welcome aboard Brent, if the n250 scares you ... Good! All two wheeled machines should. Use that fear to keep you safe. But by all means enjoy the ride!

Thanks for sharing a pic right off the bat! We are a people of pics. It calms is.

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Don't fear the bike, that gets you hurt. Whether you think you can or can't do something, you will be right. You have to respect it then you will be a safe, smart and confident rider.
 

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Brent if you want PM me not sure where you are in Ohio but I am always happy to meet up with other riders. Having someone riding we me helped a lot with my confidence just knowing if something went wrong I had help right there.
 

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Don't fear the bike, that gets you hurt. Whether you think you can or can't do something, you will be right. You have to respect it then you will be a safe, smart and confident rider.
You are right Adesiso, I should have remembered that fearing a bike would get you in more trouble than keep you safe. Respecting the bike is the way to think about riding.

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Respect might be a better interpretation than terror. Cruising down the road, knowing that it's -really- going to hurt if I f'up... I can still feel a chill when it's 95 deg. outside. Also, I'm 270lbs and the opposite of athletic. My flexibility and endurance are real limits at this point. I bought the bike to get off the couch and out of the house as much as anything else. And I chose a sport bike because technical, spirited riding is what interests me. Unfortunately, no one I know, experienced or beginner, is interested in sport bikes. So here I am on a sport bike forum, looking for folks to ride with and learn from :)
 

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I have the same issue,friends dont ride and the one friend that does broke his foot lol. I have been to a few bike nights to network with other riders but most around here seem to be standoff-ish. It's fun to ride alone but alot more fun riding with others IMO.
 

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So walked out of Walmart after picking up sinus meds and found my bike on its side,bo insurance info left or anything thank god its all cosmetic. Filed a report had two witnesses but no plate number, called Rider Insurnce bike goes in tomorrow for new plastic.

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Man that sucks. I stopped at Walmart to pick up a watch for the handlebars. Lady about backed into me. I beeped the horn; she proceeded to laugh and call me names. Stupid people are stupid.

I took the bike out to my parents in Frazeysburg today. The highway was empty, it was a nice run.
 

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Yea I was very upset when I it but thats why we have insurance,took it to the dealer just to make sure there were no mechanical issues ASK did it for free love that place. Thinking about going for a ride here soon maybe around sunset time I love night riding.
 
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